Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 37

Thread: What year K1300GT to look for ???

  1. #16
    I have a 2009 and love it. However, there are 3 issues that are commonly encountered on this bike that typically have to be addressed. There are several threads discussing these issues on the BMWLT. com forum. The first issue is that there is a lag in throttle response. This is apparently due to a lean fuel mixture and can be corrected by adding a AF-XIED. I got mine from Beemer Boneyard. Second issue is the starter sometimes will not turn the motor when it is hot. This is due to undersized wire from the battery to the starter. This is corrected by running another wire parallel to the existing wire or replacing it with a larger wire. I replaced mine with a six guage wire. The last issue is the bike sometimes will die at stops. I corrected this by adding a Super Plug.



    Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk

  2. #17
    Left Coast Rider
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Posts
    3,617
    Quote Originally Posted by alstrickland55 View Post
    The last issue is the bike sometimes will die at stops. I corrected this by adding a Super Plug.
    I don't have this issue but....what's a Super Plug?

  3. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    I don't have this issue but....what's a Super Plug?
    I am sorry it's a booster plug not super plug

    http://www.boosterplug.com/sho...ste...00lt-203p.html

    Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk

  4. #19
    Left Coast Rider
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Posts
    3,617
    Quote Originally Posted by alstrickland55 View Post
    I am sorry it's a booster plug not super plug

    http://www.boosterplug.com/sho...ste...00lt-203p.html
    You added a Booster Plug AND an AF-XIED? Why no Power Commander?

    I'm kidding.

  5. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    You added a Booster Plug AND an AF-XIED? Why no Power Commander?

    I'm kidding.
    To be honest I put the booster plug on first because I already had it off another bike. It solved the stalling problem but not the hesitation on acceleration. I put the AF-XIED on to adjust the fuel/air ratio. That solved the hesitation.

    Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk

  6. #21
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    United States of America
    Posts
    17

    Power Commander?

    My bike has the throttle lag but never any idle nor hard starting issues when hot. Both ESA shocks replaced by dealer when I bought it. All recalls done and new PR4 GT tires. I need to sell it as it is the 4th bike in rotation. Every time I ride it convinces me to be not aggressive in parting ways with it. Supremely capable machine and comfortable for the Mrs. when I install the top case for her.
    2009 K1300GT Premium Blue
    1983 Honda 1123 CB1100F Red
    1983 Honda CB1100F Blue
    1980 Honda CBX-A Black

  7. #22
    PRAY BEFORE RIDING roadcrave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    ninemilefalls,wash
    Posts
    325

    2008 missed

    Yes mine was a 2008 loaded to the max, Just sold it and regretting, but with a hip issue time will tell and another will pop up my way, 2009 or 210 for sure
    62144564_10216837488508620_482974819101442048_n.jpg attached pick of my 94000 mile ride sweet as new

  8. #23

    K 13 GT, owned for a month

    As my title says, I’ve owned my K1300 GT now for about a month. I bought it from the dealer in Victoria on Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada for $8000 Canadian. It’s a 2010 and when I bought it it had 22,000 km on it. You can do the math… I almost feel like I stole it! I’ve had Hondas of all shapes and sizes, some of the larger Suzuki’s, five Harleys including a V rod muscle, which I found to be the closest thing to this bike… But nowhere is near it when it comes to sheer power/performance/handling/comfort. And with cruise control, heated grips, heated seat front and back, on the fly adjustable windshield and adjustable suspension… Why would anyone want anything else but a K1300 GT.
    Thank you… BMW
    With this being my 14th… Or is it 15th motorcycle, I think I’ll hang onto this one for a while

  9. #24
    Registered User jonnybow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    Delaware
    Posts
    77
    I've been seeing them up for sale more lately. I owned a 2007 K12GT and rode the snot out of that bike. Loved every minute. When I was looking at new bikes, the K13GT was a used option but once I rode the K16GT, I knew that was the bike for me. I found a new 2014 for sale in 2016, bought it immediately.
    Sorry, got off track there for a second.

    I do like the K13GT, it's an awesome machine and if you can find one, ensure all the things the guys above said needed to be tended to are done. Enjoy the bike, I'm sure you'll be more than happy. I do think the K16GT is a far superior machine, just make sure you look at 14's or later. I would actually be more specific, look at 14-16 which is when the throttle response is unfiltered and has immediate response. Either way, enjoy the ride.
    Jon
    K1600GT & R1200GSA
    BMW MOA #220293

  10. #25
    Registered User mike m's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    St Louis
    Posts
    135
    I owned a 2007 K1200GT and rode it for about 20K miles in 2008-2013. Loved the bike but got the bug for a K1600GT--found a 2012 and enjoyed the heck out of it too. That inline 6 is amazing. Sold it in 2015 when I moved.

    A year ago, I decided I wanted to get a second bike (kids have all graduated from college) to park next to my GSA. I bought a really clean 2015 K1600GT but this time around, I wasn't as happy with it because most of my riding is on twisty, country roads. The K16 will hustle but it needs lots of input to make it happen---it just wasn't the right tool for the job I wanted it to do. I ended up selling it in less than a year and replaced it with a K1300S. For me, the K13S is everything I wanted in a second bike to rip up those forest backroads. YMMV...
    Mike M
    2020 R1250GSA - 2015 K1300S
    MOA# 86571

  11. #26
    Registered User jonnybow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    Delaware
    Posts
    77
    Quote Originally Posted by mike m View Post
    I owned a 2007 K1200GT and rode it for about 20K miles in 2008-2013. Loved the bike but got the bug for a K1600GT--found a 2012 and enjoyed the heck out of it too. That inline 6 is amazing. Sold it in 2015 when I moved.

    A year ago, I decided I wanted to get a second bike (kids have all graduated from college) to park next to my GSA. I bought a really clean 2015 K1600GT but this time around, I wasn't as happy with it because most of my riding is on twisty, country roads. The K16 will hustle but it needs lots of input to make it happen---it just wasn't the right tool for the job I wanted it to do. I ended up selling it in less than a year and replaced it with a K1300S. For me, the K13S is everything I wanted in a second bike to rip up those forest backroads. YMMV...
    Totally different jobs, you're comparing a sport touring bike with a sport bike. I want a K13S as well but it'd never replace my K16GT
    Jon
    K1600GT & R1200GSA
    BMW MOA #220293

  12. #27
    Debbie's Servant Lee's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    7,472
    Quote Originally Posted by jonnybow View Post
    Totally different jobs, you're comparing a sport touring bike with a sport bike. I want a K13S as well but it'd never replace my K16GT
    I consider the K1300S a Sport Touring bike.
    We found ours comfortable for long trips.
    Lee
    2016 R1200RS
    MOA # 30878
    Past BMW Bikes: 2011 K1300S, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

  13. #28
    Left Coast Rider
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Posts
    3,617
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I consider the K1300S a Sport Touring bike.
    We found ours comfortable for long trips.
    Total agreement with both of those statements. The K12/13S is much too big to be considered a sport bike. Its about 130 pounds (about 30%) heavier than my sport bike.

    Of course, compared to a K1600GT, the K12/13S is definitely a sport bike.
    Last edited by BC1100S; 04-16-2020 at 11:59 PM. Reason: typo

  14. #29
    not so retired henzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    CENTEX USA
    Posts
    10,584
    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    Total agreement with both of those statements. The K12/13S is much too big to be considered a sport bike. Its about 130 pounds (about 30%) heavier than my sport bike.

    Of course, compared to a K1600GT, the K12/13S is definitely a sport bike.
    Agree with Lee as well. Wrangling a K12S in twisties all day was a lot of work when I tried to pace with H on hers. A liter bike is a sport bike to me.
    I left two K12GT’s a few turns behind me on my GSA until the road straightened out... more than once
    Steve Henson-Mod Team and SABMWRA Prez

    Be decisive, right or wrong.The road of life is paved with
    flat squirrels who couldn't make a decision~unknown

  15. #30
    Registered User mlytle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    alexandria, va
    Posts
    412
    K13S - SPORT touring bike
    K13GT - sport TOURING bike
    K16 - touring barcalounger



    K13S in the twisties or at a track is all day FUN!
    Marshall
    92 K75s, 94 K75s, 09 K1300s

Similar Threads

  1. What year K1300GT to look for?
    By Sufferin_Boothead in forum Wedge K-bikes
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-12-2016, 03:02 AM
  2. 09 k1300gt
    By roamingbeemer in forum Wedge K-bikes
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-21-2013, 10:44 PM
  3. K1300gt
    By 108281 in forum Flying Brick K-bikes
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-26-2009, 01:34 PM
  4. r100 year to year changes
    By atlbmw in forum Airheads
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-05-2009, 03:44 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •